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A few stretches of this Castle Peaks wash have a lot of thorny Catclaw acacia bushes to avoid Yellow Eriophyllum wallacei flowers are scattered intermittently in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washYellow Eriophyllum wallacei flowers are scattered intermittently in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washYellow Eriophyllum wallacei flowers are scattered intermittently in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washYellow Eriophyllum wallacei flowers are scattered intermittently in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washYellow Eriophyllum wallacei flowers are scattered intermittently in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks wash

Catclaw acacia are those grey leafless bushes that look dead. They are just beginning to sprout leaves at this time of year. I always gets hooked and stabbed by this plant if my hiking gets careless in areas like this!